Sports Minister Mr. Sunday Dare has congratulated Israel Adesanya for retaining his UFC middleweight title on Sunday.
Adesanya recorded an impressive win over his unbeaten Brazilian opponent to retain his championship.
The Last Stylebender stopped Paulo Costa in the second round after landing a powerful hook that dropped him to the mat.
The victory saw Adesanya extend his unbeaten records to 20 wins from the same number of fights.
Sunday Dare who was excited about the win, took to his social media handle to congratulate Adesanya.
“Isreal Adesanya wins again. Second round knockout! Middle Weight Champion of the World! Nigeria in the podium again. Shout out to Lagos!” he wrote on his verified Twitter handle.
The Minister also sent heartwarming messages to another Nigerian, Hakeem Dawodu who also won his fight on the same night.
“I also congratulate and celebrate Hakeem Dawodu. Another Nigerian who won his fight this morning before Isreal,” he said.